A total of 12 Indian institutes are in the top 100 of the World University Rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) for 2021, the Indian embassy in Qatar said on Friday.
Indian Institute of Technology- Bombay (IIT-B) at 49th rank, IIT- Delhi at 54th rank, and IIT- Madras at 94th rank, it was pointed out in a statement. IIT- Kharagpur has bagged 101st position followed by IISc Bangalore at 103rd rank, IIT- Kanpur, and IIT- Roorkee at 107th and 170th ranks, respectively.
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Bangalore is at number 78 for materials science and at 93 for chemistry. IIT-Delhi has achieved top-100 ranks in electrical & electronic engineering (54th, down from 49th in 2020), computer science (70th), and mechanical engineering (79th).
IIM-Bangalore and IIM-Ahmedabad are also in top 100 for their business and management programmes. Anna University and Jawaharlal Nehru University have also made it to the top 100, for petroleum engineering and anthropology, respectively.
Among the private universities, O.P. Jindal Global University has entered the global top-100 for law — at 76th position. Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) has entered the rankings for pharmacy & pharmacology, securing a place in the 151-200 band. It has also entered the rankings for mathematics (451-500 band) and business & management studies (451-500 band).
Jamia Hamdard has entered the rankings for pharmacy & pharmacology (101-150), Manipal Academy of Higher Education for pharmacy and pharmacology (151-200), and Vellore Institute of Technology for electrical and electronic engineering (251-300 band).
Quacquarelli Symonds is a British company specialising in the analysis of higher education institutions around the world. The company was founded in 1990 by Nunzio Quacquarelli.
The embassy stated that India is keen to work with Qatar in the field of education. "The co-operation so far has been excellent. There are 15 Indian schools in Qatar and three new ones are expected to open in 2021. In addition, a new University Savitribai Phule Pune University is expected to start its operations in Qatar by the end of this year. India is equally keen to maintain the quality of its education and the latest QS Rankings stand testimony to that," the statement added.